BNC Publishing makes new promotion

Media production and digital house, BNC Publishing has promoted Crystal Chesters to the role of Group Editor for hospitality titles. Former Editor of Hotelier Middle East at ITP Media Group and most recently, Editor at BNC Publishing for Catering News Middle East, Crystal will now oversee the editorial growth and development for both hospitality publications under BNC – Catering News Middle East and Hotel News Middle East as well as digital content, events and awards.

“Having been in the region for over three years editing hotel and F&B publications, I am delighted to have the opportunity to oversee BNC Publishing’s young and fast-growing hospitality portfolio,” says Crystal. “As we move into the third year of Hotel News Middle East, I am excited to help set the agenda for the publication and build the brand’s portfolio of events, while continuing to consolidate the profile of Catering News Middle East on the region’s competitive publishing market.”

New Editor at Hotel News Middle East

Monthly hospitality title, Hotel News Middle East, part of BNC Publishing has welcomed Patrick Ryan to the role of Editor. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Patrick was previously Assistant News Editor at weekly newspaper, 7Days. In his new role, Patrick will oversee and contribute to content creation for the publication’s print and digital platforms as well as manage all events and awards under the Hotel News Middle East brand.

 “Having worked across business desks for over a decade, it wasn’t hard to see just how important the hotel industry is to the entire region,” says Patrick. “It’s a dynamic and thriving sector and I’m looking forward to being at the helm of what’s already a vibrant and informative title. These are exciting times for the hotel industry and it’s my goal to ensure that Hotel News Middle East not only reflects that, but is right at the heart of everything that happens in the hotel sector across the region.”

Catering News Middle East welcomes new Editor

BNC Publishing has welcomed Crystal Chesters to the role of Editor of Catering News Middle East. Previously Editor of Hotelier Middle East, Crystal has over four years of experience in media. In her new role, she will be driving editorial strategy for the publication, as well as growth of the publication across Dubai’s media landscape. She joins Catering News Middle East as it celebrates its first anniversary and takes on the role of official media partner and conference producer for Gulfood.

“I have been in Dubai now for two years and have gained an excellent insight into the region’s media marketplace and it’s vibrant, fast-growing hospitality industry,” says Crystal. “I feel I am very well placed to make a valuable contribution to the team at BNC, and I’m very excited about the opportunities ahead.”